Jun 22 AT 2:49 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Supreme Court rules that police require warrant to access one’s cell phone location history

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Digital privacy is a huge topic right now, since many of our privacy laws don’t directly apply to the digital world. But the Supreme Court of the United States made a major ruling on the security of your location history.

The 5-4 ruling concluded that law enforcement will need a warrant to access your location history, as free access to this data would be a violation of the fourth amendment. This does not apply to real time location, but your location history will be safe.

This all stemmed from a 2011 case against Timothy Carpenter, who was convicted of multiple armed robberies thanks to this data being acquired by law enforcement.

Opinion on what a perfect balance between safety and privacy greatly varies, but at least it’s good to know that this data is safer than it was before.

Via: Reuters

Source: Supreme Court

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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